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Kinara Capital Raises $14.5 Million in Series C Funding

Bangalore-based Kinara Capital has raised $14.5 million in Series C funding from multiple investors which will be deployed to expand its product portfolio and increase.. Read More

Intelligent Supply Chain

Digitisation is helping traditional retailers resolve problems related to the multi-layered process of ordering products and paying for them. One of the companies aiding this.. Read More

Meet 58 venture capital funds that are betting on women around the world

The rising social and economic power of women venture is global mega-trend that venture capital is beginning to notice. Suzanne Biegel, a longtime gender lens.. Read More

MAPAN (PT RUMA) USES TRADITIONAL FINANCING METHOD TO AID RURAL COMMUNITIES

Mapan (PT Ruma), a social enterprise that focuses on community-based financial technology services, works towards increasing financial literacy and helping Indonesian families to change their financial.. Read More

Beau Seil Selected As 2018 U.S. Eisenhower Fellow

Beau Seil, Managing Partner at Patamar Capital, has been selected as one of eleven 2018 U.S. Eisenhower Fellows.  These Fellows are thought leaders in sustainable food.. Read More

Gaja Capital leads Rs 96 cr funding round in Kinara Capital

Kinara Capital, a Patamar portfolio company, closed a round of financing led by Gaja Capital. “Kinara Capital is one of the fastest growing NBFCs in.. Read More

Betting on women in Southeast Asia

Dondi Hananto, Indonesia representative of Patamar Capital, which is partnering with Investing in Women, said his group has been increasingly engaged in discussions about how to.. Read More

Indian central bank opens new money tap for local private equity funds

The Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) industry in India is likely to see a surge in capital flow after the central bank allowed banks to invest.. Read More

Jana Care and Massachusetts General Hospital kick off study to evaluate mobile app for heart failure management

Medical technology company Jana Care announced that it is collaborating with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to study the effectiveness of a mobile application (app) for.. Read More

Investing in Women: Closing the Gender Capital Gap in Southeast Asia

Patamar Capital recently launched an impact investment fund and an acceleration program for companies led by women. Investing with a gender lens, both firms also expect to.. Read More

How small-retailer-friendly Shotang hits operational profits in key market

Shotang, a Patamar portfolio company, reports that it has not only helped 15,000 small retailers get online, but that it’s also now operationally profitable in.. Read More

Patamar Capital and Kinara Indonesia Launches An Impact Accelerator Program For Women-Led Businesses

As part of the Investing in Women initiative, Patamar Capital and Kinara Indonesia are partnering to organize the Impact Accelerator Program in Indonesia. It is.. Read More

GSG Honours celebrate growing players in impact investing

Christian Super, a Patamar investor, was honored as the Asset Manager of the Year by the GSG Summit. “We have argued firstly that you can.. Read More

Worker Engagement Supported by Technology (WEST) Principles Officially Announced

Patamar Capital is proud to announce that portfolio company Micro Benefits participated in co-authoring the WEST principles with Humanity United, Laborlink by Good World Solutions,.. Read More

UNITUS IMPACT PARTNERS BECOMES PATAMAR CAPITAL

Leading Venture Capital Firm Changes Name San Francisco, USA. & Bangkok, Thailand.  – June 7, 2017 Unitus Impact Partners today announced that it has become.. Read More

Patamar Capital Launches Impact Investment Fund to Drive Growth of Women’s SMEs in Southeast Asia

Manila, Philippines, 29 May 2017 – Patamar Capital and Investing in Women, an initiative of the Australian Government, are partnering to finance the growth of.. Read More

Indian SME Lender Uses Supply Chains to Back Loans

India’s Kinara Capital, a Patamar portfolio company and Financial Inclusion Challenge 2017 finalist, uses cash-flow analysis, supply-chain references, and psychometric testing to offer loans to.. Read More

Stanford Social Innovation Review – Workers of the World, Buy!

iCare is enabling Southeast Asian workers to purchase the basic goods of middle-class life without falling into debt. Duong Thi Thai and her husband, Nguyen.. Read More

Forbes – mClinica COO and CFO Included in Forbes 30 Under 30

Shiyang and Rusinov are the CFO and COO of mClinica, a Singapore-headquartered healthcare technology company with operations in Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand. The.. Read More

Deal Street Asia – Meet the women leaders who broke the glass ceiling in Asian PE/VC world

Unitus Impact Principal, Shuyin Tang, was included in Deal Street Asia’s list of “women leaders who broke the glass ceiling in Asian PE/VC.” A selection.. Read More

Fintech Talk: Fintech: Moving beyond financial literacy

CEO of RUMA (a Unitus portfolio company), Aldi Haryopratomo was named the Indonesian Fintech Association’s financial inclusion and literacy head. Read the full article at.. Read More

Bloomberg – Starting Gate Interview with Farouk Meralli

    mClinica CEO Farouk Meralli discussing mClinica’s $6.3 mm Series A Round on Bloomberg Philippines.

TechCrunch – mClinica raises $6.3M to map healthcare data in Southeast Asia

Health startups are pulling in money in Southeast Asia. A week after wellness-focused insurance brokerage CXA drew $25 million from investors, fellow Singapore-based startup mClinica has announced.. Read More

mClinica Raises $6.3 Million to Transform Global Health Data

SINGAPORE –  February 15, 2017  Singapore-based HealthTech startup mClinica has raised $6.3 million in Series A funding to expand its operations globally.  The company has.. Read More

Unitus Impact now hiring in Southeast Asia

We are now hiring Country Managers for our Investing in Women Program across the region.   JOB DESCRIPTION Date: 25 January 2017 Title: Investing In.. Read More

Unitus Impact recognized for contribution to Vietnamese startup ecosystem

Hanoi, Vietnam – Unitus Impact was recognized by the Vietnamese Government at Techfest 2016 for its role as one of the leading organizations supporting start-ups.. Read More

Business Standard – Shotang Announces Mi Smartphones on its Platform

Delhi – B2B ecommerce platform Shotang aims to modernize order fulfillment processes in the traditional consumer product distribution chain for retailers, distributors and manufacturers, announces Mi.. Read More

BW Disrupt – Lawrencedale Agro Processing (LEAF) Raises Series B

Led by its experience-rich agriculture technical services, LEAF works with farmers to enrich the soil, engage them on bio-alternate inputs, leading to substantial increase in.. Read More

Asia Society – Shuyin Tang a Member of the 2016 Asia 21 Young Leaders Class

NEW YORK, August 24, 2016 — Asia 21, the preeminent network of young leaders from across the Asia-Pacific, today announced its 2016 class. Comprised of.. Read More

PE Hub – Supporting emerging markets with innovative fund structures

Private equity is a critical tool for addressing some of the biggest challenges of the developing world, from poverty to food insecurity to high unemployment.. Read More

Unitus Impact and Mercy Corps’ Social Venture Fund Closes Investment in Vasham

Mercy Corps’ Social Venture Fund completed its second investment in the Indonesian company PT Vasham Kosa Sejahtera. Unitus Impact’s Livelihood Impact Fund led the Series.. Read More

e27 – Brain drain no more: Why Topica CEO sees edtech as the answer to Vietnam’s education woes

The number of edtech startups in Vietnam has grown from 60 to over 100 in 2015, turning the country into one of the largest edtech.. Read More

Rockefeller Foundation – Building Capacity in Southeast Asia—and Turning a Profit

India, Indonesia, and Vietnam alone are home to over 950 million impoverished individuals—a number that amounts to more than half of their cumulative population. Such.. Read More

Wall Street Journal – Venture Capital Firms Look for Social Returns

Wall Street Journal – Unitus Impact is backing Vietnamese startups that help people access financial services San Francisco-based venture-capital firm Unitus Impact is betting on.. Read More

OPIC Finances High-Impact Investing Through Unitus Impact’s Livelihood Impact Fund

OPIC – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution, today announced financing of $12.5 million to support the Livelihood Impact Fund.. Read More

Huffington Post – Harvard Grads Develop Tech to Help Patients Better Manage Diabetes in India

Huffington Post – Recently, I asked Scientific Director of Jana Care, Dr. Ashok (A.J.) Kumar, to tell me how his startup is working to help.. Read More

Huffington Post – Making Better Livelihoods for the Global Poor an Investable Proposition

ImpactAlpha.com — There are 18 million smallholder farmers in Indonesia with monthly incomes of less than 200,000 rupiah, or $58. Vasham, a social enterprise in.. Read More

The Economic Times – Online B2B Marketplace Shotang Raises Rs 33 Crore in Funding

The Economic Times – Online business-to-business marketplace Shotang has raised Rs 33 crore in a funding round led by Exfinity Venture Partners and Unitus Impact. “Distributors face.. Read More

OPIC and Big Tree Farms Partner to Modernize Southeast Asian Agriculture

$3.7 million in development finance supports U.S.-led coconut and cocoa producer in Bali, boosting livelihoods for low-income farmers. Financing comes through innovative OPIC offering to support.. Read More

Impact Alpha – Unitus Impact Invests to Improve Lives of Asian Factory Workers

Impact Alpha – Workers in Asian factories are rarely the subject of good news. Unitus Impact is trying to change that with investments that go the.. Read More

Wall Street Journal – Tech Companies Struggle to Get World on Internet

Wall Street Journal –  When Sumarni, a 39-year-old woman in a rural village in Indonesia, first cradled a smartphone in her hand about two years.. Read More